1870-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-20 (PCGS).

1870-CC

15000
1871-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-30 (PCGS).

1871-CC

5000
1872-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-20 (PCGS).

1872-CC

2250
1873-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-30 (PCGS).

1873-CC

8000
1874-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-30 (PCGS).

1874-CC

2000
1875-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-35 (PCGS). CAC.

1875-CC

4750
1876-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-20 (PCGS).

1876-CC

3500
1877-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-30 (PCGS).

1877-CC

2500
1878-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-25 (PCGS).

1878-CC

4000
1879-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. AU-50 (PCGS).

1879-CC

3500
1880-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-35 (PCGS).

1880-CC

1000
1881-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-30 (PCGS).

1881-CC

2000
1882-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. AU-53 (PCGS).

1882-CC

6000
1883-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. AU-50 (PCGS).

1883-CC

5000
1884-CC Liberty Head Half Eagle. VF-35 (PCGS).

1884-CC

1600
1868 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. MS-64 (PCGS).

1868 Th

8000
1895 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle. JD-1, the only known dies. Proof-67 Ultra Cameo (NGC).

1895 Li

30000
1848年自由帽1/4鹰金币 PCGS Proof 64

1848年自由

100000
1885 Gold Dollar. Proof-67 Ultra Cameo (NGC).

1885 Go

25000
1876 Trade Dollar. Type I/II. Proof-66 Cameo (PCGS).

1876 Tr

14000
1874 Trade Dollar. Proof-65 Cameo (NGC).

1874 Tr

9000
1904-S Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66 (PCGS). CAC.

1904-S

21000
1904 Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66+ (PCGS).

1904 Mo

8500
1898 Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-67+ (PCGS). CAC.

1898 Mo

8000
1898 Morgan Silver Dollar. Proof-64 Deep Cameo (PCGS). CAC.

1898 Mo

7500
1895 Morgan Silver Dollar. Proof-53 (NGC).

1895 Mo

40000
1891-CC Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66+ (NGC).

1891-CC

10500
1886 Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-68 (PCGS).

1886 Mo

19000
1882 Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-67 (PCGS).

1882 Mo

10000
1881-O Morgan Silver Dollar. MS-66+ (PCGS).

1881-O

22500

Lot:1089  1879年飘逸长发4美元金币 NGC PF 66

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拍品分类 世界钱币 品相 NGC PF66
拍品估价 USD 200000 成交价 USD 0
拍卖专场 SBP2019年5月巴尔地摩#2-白金之夜 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2019-05-24 06:00:00 结标日期 2019-05-24 07:00:00 拍卖状态 预展
拍品描述 1879年飘逸长发4美元金币 NGC PF 66

1879 Four-Dollar Gold Stella. Flowing Hair. Judd-1635, Pollock-1833, JD-1. Rarity-3. Gold. Reeded Edge. Proof-66 Ultra Cameo (NGC).Obv: The Flowing Hair design by Charles E. Barber. Head of Liberty with flowing hair faces left with the date 1879 below. Liberty is wearing a coronet inscribed LIBERTY, and the inscription * 6 * G * .3 * S * .7 * C * 7 * G * R * A * M * S * encircles the border. Rev: Five-pointed star, or Stella, is inscribed with the denominations ONE STELLA and 400 CENTS. The Latin mottoes E PLURIBUS UNUM and DEO EST GLORIA are above and below the star, respectively. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is inscribed along the upper border, and another expression of the denomination FOUR DOL. is inscribed along the lower border.This is a simply exquisite example of a classic U.S. Mint type. Sharply to fully defined over virtually all features, the devices also exhibit a softly frosted texture that contrasts markedly with a deeply reflective finish in the fields. The surfaces are bathed in vivid golden-orange patina, the overall appearance expectably pristine for the coveted premium Gem grade assigned by NGC. Outstanding quality for this highly significant issue that would do justice to the finest numismatic cabinet.The story of the rare and historic four-dollar gold Stellas of 1879 and 1880 begins with the desire in certain government circles to create an international coinage system that would be readily recognized and accepted throughout the world. Although it had surfaced earlier, this idea gained its greatest momentum in 1879 through the efforts of John A. Kasson, the United States minister plenipotentiary to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and a former chairman of the Congressional Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures. Kasson urged the federal government to consider creation of a four-dollar gold coin as the basis for a new international monetary system. Why a four-gold gold coin, one might ask, especially considering the widely accepted five-dollar half eagles and twenty-dollar double eagles already in international use? In Kassons opinion, a four-dollar gold coin struck in the United States Mint would more closely approximate in value the more widely used and accepted gold coins of several European countries, including Austrias 8 florins, the Dutch 8 florins, Frances 20 francs, Italys 20 lire and Spains 20 pesetas.Throwing his weight behind Kassons proposal, serving chairman of the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures, Alexander H. Stephens, wrote to Secretary of the Treasury John Sherman requesting that the Mint prepare pattern four-dollar gold pieces for evaluation by Congress. The Mint eventually prepared two different proposed designs, a flowing hair motif by Charles E. Barber and a coiled hair design by George T. Morgan. The Barber Flowing Hair type was used to prepare only 25 (and possibly as few as 15) examples for distribution to Congressional leaders. Those coins are dated 1879 and, per traditional numismatic wisdom, were struck in a metric alloy of 85.71% gold, 4.29% silver and 10.00% copper.Demand among Congressional and other government officials for examples of the proposed four-dollar gold Stella proved so great, however, that the Mint eventually prepared perhaps as many as 700 additional specimens in early 1880, still using the 1879-dated Flowing Hair dies. These pieces are struck in standard alloy of 90.00% gold, 10.00% copper on shaved half eagle planchets (per the website us.patterns.com) and, as with their predecessors produced in 1879, were used for presentation and other official purposes as well as for numismatists. Despite its popularity with Congressional leaders and other contemporary politicians, in the end the four-dollar gold Stella failed to gain authorization for regular issue production and the project ended.As a "type coin," the 1879 Flowing Hair Stella is a significant numismatic rarity, even more so from a market availability standpoint given the strong demand among advanced collectors. For although technically a pattern (as the four-dollar gold denomination was never authorized for regular issue production), the Stella has long been collected as an integral part of a complete type set of classic United States Mint gold coinage. Its popularity is such that the denomination has been ranked 28th in the 2003 edition of the influential book 100 Greatest U.S. Coins by Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth.NGC Census: just 4; 3 finer in this category (Proof-68 Ultra Cameo finest).